HBO Boss Talks Game of Thrones Final Season

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It has been a year now since we have last been to Westeros and fought alongside Jon Snow against the White Walkers and started to ship aunt and uncle (yes, we realize it is weird but still).

Sadly, the final season is still months away from us and will probably not premiere until the first half of 2019, which TVLine reported earlier this week. However, that does not mean we are not getting a news about the series every now and then.

Rumor has it that the episodes of the eighth and final season will be longer, as there will be only six episodes in total. Some think they could be two hours long, thus making up for the lack of episodes. This, though, is not true, which HBO boss Casey Bloys confirmed to Entertainment Weekly in an interview.

Not two hours? Yes, they are not going to be. Not that I’ve seen, anyway.“

However, that does not mean the episodes can’t be longer in total and the possibility is quite high that they are ranging from 50 to 90 minutes each episode.

Post-production is already on its way for the final season of Game of Thrones, however it could take a while until we are get to see a trailer. So can we at least expect to see it sometime in 2018? “Guess so, but I don’t know” was all that Bloys would divulge.

It seems like something we could all assume though, as we are only just past halfway through the year, so maybe halfway through the wait until season eight premieres, HBO could bless us with a first trailer or even teaser trailer.

Though Bloys might not know when a trailer will drop, he does know how the popular HBO show will end, because he was one of the lucky few (other than the cast) who have read the final script:

“I think it’s epic. I think fans are going to love it. I think it’s a fitting way for one of the greatest shows in the history of television to go out and that people are going to be very happy. There’s going to be a lot of conversation.”

I am sure there will be, as season seven has left us quite shocked when the Night King turned Viserion into an ice dragon and along with him destroys parts of the Wall. Season eight can only start epic and thus, end epic as well.

Hopefully, these next months will pass by rather quickly and we will soon know exactly when Game of Thrones will return and that we will get a first teaser soon.

Anna Hattingen

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